Protesters take a stripped down approach to calling attention to proposed cuts to AIDS research funding.
Budget cuts got stripped down to the naked truth Tuesday when a group of activists stormed Speaker John Boehner’s office in protest of a proposal to reduce funding to AIDs prevention and research.
Protesters from ACT UP and the Student Global AIDS Campaign locked arms inside the Longworth House Office Building moments after disrobing.
“Budget cuts are really rude, that’s why we have to be so nude,” seven naked protesters shouted from the middle of the room.
The activists were protesting proposed budget cuts to AIDS funding that could be included in the looming fiscal cliff. They painted their bodies with slogans, such as ”AIDS cuts kill” and “Fund PEPFAR.”
Three were arrested, including two organizers for Queerocracy, according to NBC News.